newsyslog.conf and included confs, second reference to logfile being ignored
alexmiroslav at gmail.com
Wed Apr 7 01:18:24 UTC 2021
In my /etc/newsyslog.conf I have the following lines:
/var/log/maillog 640 7 * @T00 JC
These are standard entries, set by the OS on release.
In /usr/local/etc/newsyslog.conf.d, I have a conf file that is placed there
by Ansible, that says this:
/var/log/maillog 644 50 * $M1D0 JC
It looks like newsyslog sees the standard entry for the maillog and uses
that, instead of the one I installed in the included conf file.
I would have assumed the included conf file would have taken precedence,
but I guess not.
I would like to have just installed this extra conf file and not touch the
system installed file.
Is the only way around this problem to replace /etc/newsyslog.conf
entirely? Or move the include to the beginning in that file?
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